First Lady Michelle Obama On Campaign Trail In Va.

5:05 PM, Jun 7, 2012   |    comments
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DALE CITY, Va. (WUSA) -- The Presidential race is too close to call and the race in Virginia is even tighter.

First Lady Michelle Obama has entered the campaign trail, stumping for her husband. She kicked off her solo tour this week with a stop in Virginia for her husband's re-election bid.

At the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1503 in Dale City, Mrs. Obama helped energize campaign supporters and volunteers.

Michelle Obama said, "We can't afford to turn back now, we have to keep moving forward."

Virginia is not only a key battleground state, but Prince William County is a swing county in Virginia.

Regina Chambers is a Prince William County voter and says, "Prince William County is a swing county and it's going to be hard. I'm going to work hard to bring it all together."

Volunteers know they have an uphill battle in one of the toughest counties in the country.

Mr. Obama won Virginia in 2008, the first in more than three decades to go Democratic in a presidential race. But with the economic struggles and high unemployment rate, Virginia could turn back to a Red state, and so could Prince William County.

Obama volunteer Atoundra Lawson says, "I remember in 2008 watching the Prince William electoral votes come in and when it turned blue, it was a moment filled with tears.. It's going to be harder to make that happen."

According to the latest Rasmussen Poll taken this week the candidates are in a dead heat in Virginia.

Obama with 47% and Romney with 47% with 3% undecided. There is a 4.5% margin of error.

Another poll by Quinnipiac University released Thursday shows the President with a five point lead with Virginia voters over Romney.






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